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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman

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Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
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One of the city's most ornate structures, this church is lavishly endowed...

One of the city's most ornate structures, this church is lavishly endowed with gold.

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Fabulous -- but often dark inside

This is an exquisite colonial church in the heart of Oaxaca. Ceilings are covered with ornate, high-relief carvings alluding to stories from the Bible, many painted in gold. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an exquisite colonial church in the heart of Oaxaca. Ceilings are covered with ornate, high-relief carvings alluding to stories from the Bible, many painted in gold. The exquisite gold-shimmering retable is also mesmerizing. Take note: The church is dark most of every day, Monday-Saturday. It is generally lit only for Mass, at 7 a.m., 8 a.m. and 7:30... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A stunning place in the centre of Oaxaca. It's beautiful during nighttime. There is also a quite area for praying.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's impossible that you don't visit the Santo Domingo temple while in Oaxaca. There are no words to describe the beauty of its architecture and baroque decoration. A visitor, please be mindful that this is a true catholic temple in a very devote catholic city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the many lovely churches in Oaxaca set on a piazza, Don't miss the museum right next door, it is a must.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful church with special atmosphere. The building has the Spanish baroque elegance, the interior is wonderful in details. In Oaxaca it is a must to visit it. The church is connected with the Museum of Culturas, which is situated in well reconstructed ex-convent. During my stay in Oaxaca I have visited the church three times and really enjoyed every... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Santo Domingo Temple has been clean and conserved and its fantastic. The way the structure of the temple is organised its beautiful and so majestuoso. Completely worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful church, covered in gold, gold, gold. Beautiful interior, with much detail and attention, be sure to check out the carved ceiling tree at the entrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite church in the city. We love to sit outside and view it at night with all the lights shining on it. It is a beautiful church that offers mass in both English and Spanish.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The details and ornamentation are beautiful and really quite impressive. A tour guide was offering an information session to those interested. We only had to wait a few minutes (one was just about to start) and simply had to sit in the front pews. It was short and very interesting / informative .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most amazingly decorative churches I've ever visited. Words can't describe it. Photos can't really capture it. Well worth a visit, but remember that it's a church so be respectful.

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